TriniTuner.com  |  Latest Event:  

Forums

Official CES 2011 car audio thread

(I.C.E.)In Car Entertainment - Mobile Audio and Video

Moderator: 3ne2nr Mods

User avatar
SR
Chief Cook & Instigator
Posts: 13723
Joined: April 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby SR » January 6th, 2011, 9:25 am

pioneer does it again :)
http://caraudiomag.com/articles/pioneer-ces-2011

DEH-P6300UB and DEH-P8300UB
The DEH-P6300UB and DEH-P8300UB CD players have all the above Pandora features listed above as well as MP3/WMA/AAC playback, USB connectivity, a 2-line LCD display, RDS, 5-Band equalizer, MOSFET 50W x 4, dual RCA outputs and auxiliary input. The DEH-P8300UB has a third RCA high-voltage output, signature Organic Electroluminescent display and optional Bluetooth capability with a separate tuner. The two CD head units are available for $150 and $180, respectively.

AVH-P3300BT, AVH-P4300DVD and AVH-P6300BT
The AVH series of audio visual systems enhance the Pandora experience by including album art, song and artist information on the screen. It also allows for touchscreen control of various Pandora functions and the Touch Slide Control features enables quicker access to Pandora stations with a touch of the display. The AVH-P3300BT has a 5.8” touchscreen display, perfect for DVD playback. It also works with CDs and DivX/MP3/WMA/AAC files and features built-in Bluetooth, dual zone capability and an auto equalizer. The AVH-P4300DVD has a 7-inch screen with rear USB and aux in. Meanwhile, the high-end single-DIN AVH-P6300BT has a motorized 7-inch display with front USB, front auxiliary input and built-in Bluetooth. The screens in these three units come in hand with the App Mode feature which lets users view iPhone video content while the vehicle is in park. They’ll be available for $450, $500 and $700 respectively.

Advertisement
User avatar
Brian Steele
3NE2NR is my LIFE
Posts: 764
Joined: December 3rd, 2009, 5:37 pm
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Brian Steele » January 6th, 2011, 11:32 pm

Pioneer is now including auto-EQ/TA in all but their cheapest of HT receivers. Is this feature still limited to their most expensive decks?

User avatar
Sully
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 7554
Joined: April 21st, 2003, 8:58 am
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Sully » January 7th, 2011, 6:59 am

Unfortunate that Pandora doesn't work here, unless you're going through a proxy.

User avatar
nervewrecker
3NE 2NR Power Seller
Posts: 22132
Joined: July 31st, 2007, 2:27 pm
Location: The world is fl4t

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nervewrecker » January 7th, 2011, 7:29 am

whats the big deal with the DEH-P6300UB and DEH-P8300UB? Pioneer taking steps backward, my 2 year old head unit is better than these.

User avatar
tuner361
Street 2NR
Posts: 32
Joined: August 15th, 2008, 8:58 pm
Location: South

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby tuner361 » January 7th, 2011, 12:37 pm


User avatar
jeff
Riding on 18's
Posts: 1725
Joined: July 3rd, 2005, 3:28 pm

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby jeff » January 7th, 2011, 12:46 pm

Alpine's new processor.... :shock:

User avatar
SR
Chief Cook & Instigator
Posts: 13723
Joined: April 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby SR » January 7th, 2011, 2:28 pm

spin off of the jbl ms8?

i see it does offer a manual tuning option

User avatar
Sully
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 7554
Joined: April 21st, 2003, 8:58 am
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Sully » January 7th, 2011, 2:42 pm

SR wrote:spin off of the jbl ms8?

i see it does offer a manual tuning option


Best of both worlds between the MS-8 and the Bit.One.

User avatar
Soundstream_626
Riding on 17's
Posts: 1426
Joined: March 13th, 2005, 8:01 pm
Location: san juan
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Soundstream_626 » January 7th, 2011, 2:51 pm

Pioneer should have had at least one model in between the 99RS and the 2nd highest model now offered. Bad move by pioneer there, cus not everyone will want an external eq and cross that space constraints may prohibit

User avatar
nigel1977
punchin NOS
Posts: 4054
Joined: April 27th, 2004, 8:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nigel1977 » January 7th, 2011, 2:56 pm

Ive heard that Alpine was working on the 800 since they discontinued the 701.

Seems that the new H800 also has a PC interface, with much improved audio performance wrt to snr and chan sep..


Kudos to Alpine.



Also, I heard that NONE of the Pioneer units for 2011 have the Parrot bluetooth chip, or at least, none of the boxes have the parrot logo. So say bye bye to phone quality.

User avatar
tuner361
Street 2NR
Posts: 32
Joined: August 15th, 2008, 8:58 pm
Location: South

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby tuner361 » January 7th, 2011, 5:01 pm

you want great phone quality in a headunit go Parrot, with there new head unit (Parrot ASTEROID)
NO CD's, 4 usb ports however - ipod, iphone, usb drive etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3YflVfr ... re=related

or you want facebook and twitter feeds on your headunit.
http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20027728-283.html

And maybe with all the tablet pc's being revealed for 2011 at CES if most make it to the production stage, who knows some may rather install them as headunits especially the smaller tablets.


User avatar
jeff
Riding on 18's
Posts: 1725
Joined: July 3rd, 2005, 3:28 pm

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby jeff » January 7th, 2011, 6:50 pm

Image

Image

Image 8-)

Image

Image

Image

Image 8-) 8-)

User avatar
nervewrecker
3NE 2NR Power Seller
Posts: 22132
Joined: July 31st, 2007, 2:27 pm
Location: The world is fl4t

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nervewrecker » January 7th, 2011, 6:52 pm

last pic....thats not boss amps right?

User avatar
ruffneck_12
Trying to catch PATCH AND VEGA
Posts: 6507
Joined: May 4th, 2008, 3:29 pm
Location: I doh live no wey
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby ruffneck_12 » January 8th, 2011, 12:38 am

^looks like it, that just kill everaythang

User avatar
nigel1977
punchin NOS
Posts: 4054
Joined: April 27th, 2004, 8:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nigel1977 » January 8th, 2011, 10:58 am

From Hybrid Audio

Image
Image
Image

User avatar
altec
I LUV THIS PLACE
Posts: 996
Joined: April 18th, 2003, 6:40 pm
Location: Land of Destruction

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby altec » January 8th, 2011, 11:18 am

nigel that is a sub? I eh seeing no phase plug.

User avatar
Soundstream_626
Riding on 17's
Posts: 1426
Joined: March 13th, 2005, 8:01 pm
Location: san juan
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Soundstream_626 » January 8th, 2011, 11:51 am

Its a 6.5 inch subwoofer ... see the little SW annotation on the box. Looks like a pretty nice little unit.

On a sidenote ... is Rockford Fosgate displaying this yr?... because they have a new amplifier to be released; 300 rms 4 channel but get this its ... 1.53" x 4.25" x 6.75"

User avatar
Sully
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 7554
Joined: April 21st, 2003, 8:58 am
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Sully » January 8th, 2011, 12:29 pm




Not seeing anything on there about the graphic EQs. Any info on that?

User avatar
nigel1977
punchin NOS
Posts: 4054
Joined: April 27th, 2004, 8:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nigel1977 » January 8th, 2011, 1:52 pm

The 701 had as much as 7 separate 31 band EQ's.

I doubt they'd go backward with this unit.

They've upped to 36db/oct slopes, with a lot bore than 9db boost/cut on the bands.
I hear that its a lot more bands on the para eq as well.

User avatar
Sully
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 7554
Joined: April 21st, 2003, 8:58 am
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Sully » January 8th, 2011, 10:43 pm

According to the post in the talkaudio form it's a 10band para. It says front and rear, so I don't know if it's independent left and right as well.

User avatar
nigel1977
punchin NOS
Posts: 4054
Joined: April 27th, 2004, 8:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nigel1977 » January 9th, 2011, 10:48 am

I HOPE is not a shared DAC like the 701.

User avatar
silent_riot
punchin NOS
Posts: 4495
Joined: December 26th, 2004, 11:40 pm
Location: Pumpitating
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby silent_riot » January 9th, 2011, 11:08 am

^^^There are SNR and channel separation improvements, which may indicate a better DAC design, but you never know what to expect at that price tag.


User avatar
silent_riot
punchin NOS
Posts: 4495
Joined: December 26th, 2004, 11:40 pm
Location: Pumpitating
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby silent_riot » January 9th, 2011, 11:26 am

Yup, 4 Wolfson DACs.

Image

User avatar
fuzz_174
Riding on 16's
Posts: 1243
Joined: June 13th, 2003, 8:26 pm
Location: Eastern Afghanistan

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby fuzz_174 » January 9th, 2011, 11:57 am

From Stetsom

25,200 rms @ 18 volts

Image

User avatar
- Rovin's car audio -
3NE 2NR Power Seller
Posts: 8156
Joined: January 21st, 2006, 9:30 pm
Location: Chaguanas ... Car Audio Solutions
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby - Rovin's car audio - » January 9th, 2011, 12:27 pm

^^^wdmc ! ... :shock: :shock: :shock:

User avatar
silent_riot
punchin NOS
Posts: 4495
Joined: December 26th, 2004, 11:40 pm
Location: Pumpitating
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby silent_riot » January 9th, 2011, 6:24 pm

That Stetsom amp will sound good on my tweeters, ent fuzz?

User avatar
nigel1977
punchin NOS
Posts: 4054
Joined: April 27th, 2004, 8:00 pm
Contact:

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby nigel1977 » January 9th, 2011, 7:09 pm

Stetsom Looks very heavy Jon. Perhaps a bit too heavy for those NB-10's.

As for the H800...
165 band eq, so thats 5 31 bands, 2 for front, 2 for rear, 1 for center, and 10 bands for sub???

Great news on the 4 d/a converters.

User avatar
Coppershot
Riding on 17's
Posts: 1518
Joined: September 20th, 2003, 5:27 pm
Location: (The Far East Rulerz)

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Coppershot » January 10th, 2011, 7:44 pm

From http://www.caraudioaustralia.com/articl ... s_day_two/
Alpine

For 2011, Alpine is introducing a new range of lower cost Full Range Class D amplifiers called X-power. The X-Power range takes technology from the ever popular PDX range of amplifiers but provides it at a more reasonable price. All X-Power models feature Class D technology, even the full range models but these will be priced more like Analogue models. These amps will be around the same compact size as their bigger brothers in the PDX range, with the 5 channel model maybe slightly larger in foot print. The MRX-V60 five channel is quite powerful at 4 x 75w + 1 x 300w (2ohm mono). These amps are due for release in April.
Image


Kicker

Kicker has introduced a range of inclusions to their current range of models. Worth noting is the popular “IX” Range. Kicker is showing an additional, you guessed it, 5 channel model called the IX1000.5D. Some of the great features of this range include the ability to stack the amps using the optional IXSM & IXSK stacking kits; this is due to their Class D compact design. Remote bass controls are included. Some special features include F.I.T. fail safe noise rejection technology, 3 choices of auto remote turn on via speaker level input. Connections are all on one side of the amp making it easier for installers and even the heatsinks can be customised by the owner using vinyl skins, available separately from Kicker. The 5 channel will join the current range of 3 models (a 4 channel and two mono models). Theses are well worth a look.

Boston Acoustics

For 2011, Boston will replace their GTA range of amplifiers with six new models that promise 25% more power at similar prices to the current range. The range includes two 2 channel models, a 4 channel model, 2 mono models including a 1000w model (GTA 1000m), and of course a new 5 channel model, the GTA 1105. The GTA 1105 has good power at 4 x 70w + 1 x 400w. This is a Hybrid model amplifier, in that it features AB / D Class technology in the one heatsink. Special features to the range include the ability for mono amp x-overs to bandpass, utilising a Subsonic Filter, Q-Tune bass enhancement, Symmetrical Signal Technology (SST) noise cancellation via balanced asymmetrical inputs, an integral mounting system that has no external feet protruding and a GTA-RSL remote level control is available separately.

JL Audio

JL Audio has been a no-show at the CES now for 2 years, opting instead to take up hotel suite space in Vegas during the CES time so that visitors to the CES can still visit and see new products while they are in town. I am not sure what JL Audio are doing this CES but I have noted that they have recently introduced a new range of entry level amplifiers, JX. The range consists of 5 models, the JX360/2, JX360/4, JX250/1, JX500/1 and JX1000/1D. The latter is the only model featuring Class D technology. JL claim features such as fully variable 12db filters, RCA outputs, high mass heatsinks, speaker level inputs, MOSFET switching power supplies and the RBC-1 remote level control, available separately.
Image

Phoenix Gold

The re-birth of the legend continues for Phoenix Gold, re-surfacing last year around the world after being taken over by AAMP of America. They introduced some great amplifiers during 2010 and now they have introduced a new SD-Series range of compact full range Class D amplifiers and a great 5 channel addition to the Ti range for 2011. The SD-Series comprises three models, the SD500.4 (75W X 4), SD600.1 (600w mono) and the SD800.5 (5ch 75w x 4 + 300w x 1). These full range Class D models feature unregulated power supplies, surface mount technology, panel mount RCA jacks and a great looking high temperature plexiglass cover, amps are either 11” or 13” in length.

Also worth noting is the addition of a 5 channel Ti model. The Ti600.5 is an absolute monster in size and power coming in at over 28” in length and features 100w x 4 + 1000w x 1. High end features abound with dual un-regulated power supplies, panel mount RCA jacks, temperature controlled fan cooling system and the x-over pots even feature 41 exact detents for precise frequency selection. Nice …

Image
Image

Rockford Fosgate

Also a no show to the CES floor, as for about 5 years now Rockford have been taking up residence during the CES at the Palms Resort and Casino. Rockford invites their worldwide distributors to a range of functions at the casino, has a complete floor devoted to new product showing and demo vehicle space, they really do it well.

For 2011, Rockford has really stepped it up and has introduced new technologies, new ranges and additions to most ranges. Most notable is the new BRT amplifiers. BRT is a new technology created by Rockford, a new ultra compact, ultra efficient two model range of amplifiers that don’t use a switching power supply. They are small, at 6.75” x 4.25” and fit easily in the palm of your hand. The PBR300X4 (75w x 4) and PBR300X1 (300W x 1) feature high level DC offset turn on circuitry for easy installation into OEM systems. Check out my spy pics ...

Rockford has also introduced, like most other brands this year, a range of Full Range Class D amplifiers under the Punch banner. Four new models, P500X4D (75w x 4), P1000X4D (150w x 4), P1000X1D (1000w x 1) and the P1000X5D five channel, 75w x 4 + 500w x 1.

Image
Image


Polk Audio

Polk will replace their PA range of amplifiers for 2011. There will be 4 new models, all high powered at 275w x 2, 200w x 4, 1000w x 1 and yet another 5 channel offering at 115w x 4 + 400w x 1. The current range has been tested recently on MEA and are well worth a look.

German Maestro

The popular German based brand for speakers has now introduced 2 models of amplifier into their range for 2011. The four channel AB.4.85.10 and mono D.1.1000.10 are self explanatory in their model name, the 10 at the end is the year released. They are calling the range the “5 Series”. These amps feature a compact (12” x 11”) aluminium housing, stackable design. Specs such as phase shift, adjustable subsonic filter, master / slave function for the mono, x10 frequency switching for the four channel x-over allowing for active speaker control and speaker level inputs. I have actually had personal involvement in the design of these amplifiers and they will be well worth a look when they start arriving in early 2011.


User avatar
Coppershot
Riding on 17's
Posts: 1518
Joined: September 20th, 2003, 5:27 pm
Location: (The Far East Rulerz)

Re: Official CES 2011 car audio thread

Postby Coppershot » January 10th, 2011, 7:53 pm


Advertisement

Return to “I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests